10 March 2016 11:55

Lancaster University has been rated among the best universities in Europe. In  The Times Higher Education World University Rankings Lancaster appears 59th  in their table of Europe’s top 200 Universities.

Phil Baty, editor, THE World University Rankings, said: “The new Times Higher Education European University Ranking is based on the same rigorous and exacting group of 13 performance indicators used to compile the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings, so it is a great achievement to make this new, prestigious top 200 list.

All universities in the ranking have had to demonstrate excellence across a range of measures, covering the teaching environment, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, and stand out from the thousands of universities across Europe that did not make the cut.”

Globally, the University is ranked 130 in the world in the Times Higher tables and rose 39 places to be ranked 121 in the QS World University Rankings. 

Lancaster is ranked in the UK Top 10 in the latest league tables from both the Guardian and the Complete University Guide.

  • In the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, Lancaster has been ranked top in the North West, rising to 11th overall in the UK.

Subjects ranked in the top ten are Medicine (9th), Accounting and Finance (4th), Art and Design (7th), Business Studies (=5th), Chemical Engineering (joint 8th), Communications and Media (1st), Creative Writing (4th), Drama, Dance and Cinematics (10th), Economics (8th), French (6th), Iberian languages (6th), Linguistics (4th), Maths (9th), Philosophy (7th), Sociology (5th), Mechanical Engineering (7th), Politics (6th), Social Work (2nd), and Subjects Allied to Medicine (= 8th).

  • In the Guardian subject tables Physics is ranked 2nd only to Oxford. Other top ten subjects are Accounting and Finance, Art, Biosciences, Drama and Dance, Chemical Engineering, History, Media and Film Studies and Social Work.